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Nov
18
comment When are players obligated to tell their opponent that the storm count is wrong?
MTR 4.1 says that free information includes "Details of current game actions and past game actions that still affect the game state." In reading this line, the word that this hinges on is still. Technically, storm doesn't affect the game state until a spell with storm is cast. So one could read this as it is not free information. The forum post says "What spells have been cast" is free information, but the number of them might not be free information. We can infer this from the fact that derived information specifically includes ... continued...
Nov
13
comment Poker texas holdem combinations: tie or not tie?
I'm confused then - why does that need to be evaluated first? Quite simply, each player evaluates their hand individually, and the first person (or people) to have one according to the algorithm above win the hand. I suppose you could optimize it by saying "can anyone beat the five card community hand?" and eliminating those that don't, but you still have to go through the entire process anyway, so I don't think you gain much by doing that. In essence, your comment adds more confusion than it solves.
Nov
13
comment Poker texas holdem combinations: tie or not tie?
@KeithS That is not true. The players split the pot in that case. You might have a house rule for that, but it's not part of tournament poker.
Nov
10
comment Can I build a settlement if I don't have the building piece for it?
@Joshua In my experience, 10-point games end too fast. We usually play to 12.
Nov
6
comment When can protection from creatures be played
If opponent was thinking he could cast that to make his 4/4 unblocked he would be wrong. He would need to give it trample to get that 4 damage in.
Nov
3
comment Does Epic Spell Wars actually contain profanity?
Polished Snakedance sounds rather vulgar, but only if you already know it's vulgar. It seems unlikely to introduce anything vulgar into the mind of someone who wouldn't put that together.
Nov
2
comment Can Supply-Line Cranes supply themselves?
Not only can you, that's the beauty of it! A 3/5 for 5 is totally playable in limited. And at worst, that's what this guy is. But if you have a character with deathtouch, doublestrike, or even just a small flier that you'd like to survive against other 1 and 2 power fliers, you can put that +1/+1 on him.
Oct
29
comment What qualifies as a “monocolored creature”?
@DavidZ Maybe, but honestly, devoid will only be a thing for a little while. This answer will last much longer than devoid popular in virtually anyone's mind.
Sep
24
comment What do I do if mandatory actions will inherently take a very long time to resolve? (Splinter Twin + Tyrant of Discord example)
@Hackworth The second player does not have to agree to any shortcut. The first player merely has to demonstrate the cycle, and make it clear that he will perform this cycle X number of times unless and until the second player chooses to intervene: "A player may interrupt a tournament shortcut by explaining how he or she is deviating from it or at which point in the middle he or she wishes to take an action". You should read 4.2: Tournament Shortcuts for more information.
Sep
15
comment Playing a game on a “complete” Carcassonne board
@freekvd But he's not asking for which games can he play. He's asking which games exist. It's not like "my wife doesn't like games with four letter names".
Sep
10
comment Destroying a Planewalker before its ability is used
@VolleyJosh Exception to the first line: gatherer.wizards.com/pages/search/…
Sep
4
comment Is it worth it to buy booster boxes or singles to collect 4 regular and 4 foil Cards
Some sets are worth more as singles than they are as boxes. Generally, when the average value of cards is worth more than $2.70 per pack (which BFZ is, as was Theros and RTR) stores are better off cracking the backs and selling the singles.
Sep
3
comment Is a white/black deck viable?
I'll also point out that the world championships just finished, and 3 of the top 4 decks were Abzan (which is Whilte/Black/Green).
Sep
3
comment Is a white/black deck viable?
I believe this question could be a good question. If it asked more along the lines of "How can one tune a White/Green intro deck to be more aggressive?" or "What archetypes support adding Black to a low-powered White/Green deck?"
Sep
2
comment Can you attempt to counter an “can't-be-countered” spell?
This means you can still Deprive an Emrakul to trigger your Sphinx-Bone Wand for the kill! Huzzah!
Sep
1
comment Awaken targeting rules
So if it says something like "Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Scry 1. Awaken 2 {G}{3}" and they bounce the creature, you still awaken and you still scry, but if you don't cast it as awaken you don't get to scry either? That seems very relevant in certain matchups, and also as a skill-testing feature.
Aug
31
comment Bazaar Trader combo and Void Snare - Ownership vs. Control
Yes, that is defined. I edited that in just now.
Aug
31
comment Bazaar Trader combo and Void Snare - Ownership vs. Control
That's been the idea all along, I would imagine. And these days so many people are using sleeves, that would be... a little strange.
Aug
28
comment How do Hexproof and Combat Damage interact?
Also of note, the OP says he has hexproof as well. Of course, this also doesn't factor into the combat formula, but I think this is part of the question and isn't addressed in your answer.
Aug
27
comment Do I need mana in my mana pool to summon a creature card?
Proxies... proxies everywhere!